Murray State University offers a unique opportunity for those who are interested in the field of agriculture. This university offers a diversified program in the area of Animal Technology, with the option to focus intensely on a student’s particular avenue of interest. Students enrolled in the Animal Technology program may choose to focus on Veterinary Technology or Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
This option prepares students for employment in veterinary practices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, universities, veterinary diagnostic laboratories, animal food production facilities, biological laboratories, veterinary schools, medical schools, industries that produce and market animal health products, food inspection, and animal health technological institutions.
The Veterinary Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program is located on the main farm complex in the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center. The center houses classrooms, The Veterinary Technology program at Murray State University is a four-year baccalaureate program. Students in Veterinary Technology will be instructed in the health care of dogs, cats, laboratory animals, horses, beef, sheep, swine and exotics. Students will also receive a semester of intense instruction at a veterinary diagnostic laboratory. This semester focuses on diagnostic and research techniques in large and small animals. The optional plan is designed for those students whose main goal is gaining acceptance into a veterinary school.
The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program at Murray State University can meet the prerequisite requirements for any of the twenty-seven veterinary schools in the nation. The state of Kentucky has contractual agreements with Auburn University for thirty-four students and for two students at Tuskeegee Institute. These spaces are available to legal Kentucky residents on a competitive basis.
School of Agriculture facilities include the south wing of the Oakley Applied Science Building, the E.B. Howton Agricultural Engineering building, the Equine Instructional Facility, greenhouses and three farm complexes located near campus.
The Veterinary Technology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program is located on the main farm complex in the A. Carman Animal Health Technology Center. The center houses classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories, a pharmacy, surgery suite, kennels and an x-ray room. The program is equipped with state-of-the-art supplies and equipment.
Veterinary Technology/Pre-Vet Club
- Provides students with an opportunity to experience extracurricular events in their chosen field.
- Club members attend the Mid-America Veterinary Conference held in Kentucky.
- Allows students to hear speakers from across the country discussing issues in large animal, equine and small animal care programs.
- Students participate in campus activities, such as Doggie Day Spas and Animal Health Day, as well as sponsor continuing education programs for veterinarians, technologists and technicians.